An intriguing carved limestone figure that was originally perhaps an architectural element. Much weather worn with moss and lichen growth. Head has been re-attached with some fine stone aggregate; similar repair to one shoulder. Origin unknown. Very nice piece of garden decor. 41" high by 13" wide by 10" deep.
A striking ceramic figure of a lion from the historic Castelnaudary works in France, nineteenth century. Traces of the original baked on color remain, though the depiction is as lively as it ever was. Marked Catelnaudary Ceramiques. Figure is 30" high by 24" wide by 10" deep. Some chips, condition commensurate with age.
A very nice example of a British staddle stone with a fine accretion of old lichen to decorate the top. The piece is 26" high by 16" in diameter at the top and approximately 11" square at the base. In very nice condition.
An unusually sturdy antique American wirework bench ca 1890. Bench has an unusually tall back as well as some nice decorative elements. Bench is 39" high by 46.5" wide by 21" deep. Some wear at arms, otherwise excellent condition.
Rare example of a Carre design sunburst three seater garden bench, American ca 1920. Difficult to find in any state this bench is in exceptional condition with no breaks and no signs of excessive wear. Some rust spots/ old white paint finish. 32" high by 60" wide by 29" deep. Can be refinished at additional cost. Provenance: a Pittsburgh collector.
Rare faux bois garden bench hand carved from sandstone, American ca 1885. Very substantial piece assembled from four parts from the hands of a stone mason in New York state. Overall 33" high by 68" wide by 25" deep. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Garden : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1230223 (stock #B3X/011.03)
Karl Friedrich Schinkel, German artist and architect, was one of the earliest to take advantage of the practical and design potential of cast iron in these, some of the earliest successful examples of "mass produced" garden furniture. Produced originally for public gardens they incorporate Pompein inspired features such as cloven hoof legs, rams-head arms and classical back splats into a very functional design. Germany ca 1840-1860. Provenance: the King Ranch, Texas...
Very fine antique lead figure of a young woman in a state of rapture, astride a semi-dome, wrapped in diaphonous folds, eyes closed and body gracefully twisted as if being lifted into another world. Exquisitely rendered and wonderful old lead patina. Figure sits on a marble base. Probably early 1900's. Overall 34" high on a 10" square base. Left arm has been re-attached.
A version of Barberini's ancient "Sleeping Faun" sculpture in bronze ca 1910, unsigned. A very nice detailed depiction in bronze beautifully patinated after years of use in the garden. Provenance a Philadelphia estate. 21" high by 9" wide by 11" deep. In excellent condition.
An attractive pair of antique lead garden figures of boy and girl, most likely British ca 1900. Each 16.5" high by 8" wide by 7" deep. Nicely weathered, some traces of old paint, condition otherwise commensurate with age.
An antique cast stone figure of a satyr playing the panpipes. Accumulated moss and weathering give this garden figure a perfect patina. 28" high by 8" diameter at base; overall depth 9". In very good condition.
A nice matching pair of male and female dogs in cast iron, American ca 1880. Very nicely cast and in excellent condition. Each 24" high by 26" long by 13" wide.
A life size pastoral figure of a boy in cast zinc, American ca 1890, with more recent polychrome coloring. The bright colors would have been typical of nineteenth century zinc figural castings meant to impress by their realism (similarly this was the case with eighteenth century lead figures). 55" high by 16" wide by 16" deep. A few nicks otherwise excellent condition.
A figural depiction in cast lead of a boy contemplating a nest of fledglings while his companion, a young girl, looks on; American ca 1880. Nice detailing and patination. Each figure about 27" high by 8" by 7" at base. Condition good, commensurate with age.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Garden : Decorations : Pre 1900 item #1250669 (stock #AR053.02)
Nice pair of staddle stones of varying height, British, nineteenth century or earlier. Each two pieces, base and cap. Worn stone surface, some lichen. One 29" high, with an 18" diameter cap. The other 25" high with a 16" diameter cap.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Garden : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1252679 (stock #B3X/012.03)
A rare example of a cast iron garden bench in the lyreback pattern, along with a matching pair of side chairs. This design goes back to Philadelphia in the 1840's, but is usually found only as single chairs. The only other bench I have come across had a very narrow seat (see item # 1009065), whereas this example has the same generous size seat as the chairs - which are very comfortable. The bench is 32" high by 48" long by 22" deep. Chairs are 32" high by 21" wide by 22" deep...
A very detailed pair of campagna style garden urns in terra cotta, probably Italian early 1900's. Classical figural design with many additional decorative features makes for a unique piece of garden decor. Each is 21" high by 14.5" in diameter at top, 8" square at the base. Some nicks, loss of minor detailing as commensurate with age, otherwise very good condition.
A nice, and rare, example of a nineteenth century cast iron bench in the gothic style. This design was manufactured by the Val d'Osne foundry in France and Coalbrookdale in England, and, though not easily found, in the US. This example is from a Philadelphia estate and the casting is so much finer than with 20th century reproductions. 33" high by 39" wide by 23" deep/ repainted in dark green. Some old repairs but in very good condition.